Skin Cancer and Indoor Tanning

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The misperceptions and deception around indoor tanning is pervasive. Despite the industry's claims of "healthy and attractive skin," the science is very clear.  The ultraviolet (UV) radiation caused by indoor tanning beds is proven to cause skin cancer.   

We're working in state legislatures across the country to prohibit teenagers - and anyone under age 18 - from using tanning beds, booths and other indoor tanning devices.  Skin cancer remains the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the nation and results in nearly 14,000 deaths per year. 

One in nine high school girls have used a tanning device.

Latest Updates

January 14, 2020
Ohio

Columbus, Ohio – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in Ohio. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report shows that Ohio can do

January 14, 2020
South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC – January 14, 2020 – As lawmakers dive into the new year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is pursuing legislation that will ease the burden of cancer in South Carolina. The latest edition of the ACS CAN’s How Do You Measure Up? report

October 18, 2019
Pennsylvania

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is calling on the Pennsylvania Legislature to pass legislation that would prohibit the use of indoor tanning devices by youth under the age of 18.

August 1, 2019
Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska falls short when it comes to implementing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer according to the latest edition of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s How Do You Measure Up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence

Skin Cancer and Indoor Tanning Resources

ACS CAN comments on the FDA proposed rule amending the technical and labeling requirements for sunlamp manufacturers and tanning facilities.

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